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 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Longhorns open track season at Chadron State indoor

Kimball High School opened up the track season at the Chadron State College Indoor meet this past Saturday and had some very respective marks in their first outing according to coach Gene Mohr. "We...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Jock Talk

I am sure by now you readers all know that the South Dakota State UniversityJackrabbits lost to number one seed Gonzaga 66-46 to end their season. Our Mike Daum didn't have his best game, but still...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 23, 2017 

High hopes for Kimball High track team

Coach Gene Mohr has high hopes for his Kimball High track team this spring with 29 boys and 15 girls checked out. The boy's sophomore class has the largest representation with 13 young men on the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Kimball returns entire state qualifying golf team

With everyone back on the Kimball High Boy's golf team that finished sixth at last year's Nebraska State Tournament, Coach Chad Wise is optimistic for an even higher finish this season. Last season...

 
 By Tom Southard    News    March 16, 2017

Mike Daum and SDSU begin NCAA tournament™ today

Talk of the town, or of the state and maybe of the nation right now in college basketball is none other than our very own Mike Daum of Kimball. The Kimball High grad is really drawing the attention...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 16, 2017

An injury plays havoc with Kimball girl's season

The 2016-17 basketball season started out just like Kimball High girl’s coach Chauncey Pedersen envisioned, with three wins in their first four games, but an injury to a key player helped to shatter those visions. The Lady Longhorns showed lots of...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 16, 2017

Junior High boys close out basketball season

Coach Dane Wurdeman was kind enough to furnish me with some final junior high boy’s basketball results for the Kimball teams. Not a lot of wins this season but there were some individual highlights and some promising young players will be advancing...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 16, 2017

Jock Talk

Talk of the town, or of the state and maybe of the nation right now in college basketball is none other than our very own Mike Daum of Kimball. The Kimball High grad is really drawing the attention of all the so-called experts who are raving about...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 9, 2017

The real fans show up year after year

High School sports are a large part of what holds small towns together and the fans that show up event after event play such a large part in the success of these programs. You have the Family Fans...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 9, 2017

Jock Talk

Western Nebraska didn’t fare so well at the Nebraska State Girl’s Basketball Tournament, with none of our teams getting past the first round. I am speaking of Mitchell, Sidney and Potter-Dix. Sidney came the closest, losing by just four points,...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 2, 2017

Longhorns edged out by Perkins County in Sub-District final

The Kimball high boys had a good run at winning the C2-12 Sub-District Basketball championship, but came up 4 points shy in the title game with Perkins County. The Horns started out by winning their...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 2, 2017

Jock Talk

A salute to the Kimball High boys for a great effort in their sub-district basketball tournament play this past week. Despite a lot of conflicting conditions that depleted their roster, those remaining gave it their all, and played with a lot of...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 23, 2017

Lady Longhorn season ends at sub-district

The Kimball Lady Longhorns saw their season come to an end with a loss in the finals of the C2-12 sub-district tournament this past week. After winning 63-34 over Bayard in first round play, the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 23, 2017

Kimball boys fall to Mitchell 64-58

The regular season closed out on a losing note for the Kimball High boys as they lost at Mitchell Friday night 64-58. The loss leaves Kimball at 12-9 in the win/loss column heading into this week's...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 23, 2017

Jock Talk

Mike Daum is making big news again this week and if you haven’t already read, and watched some of the National news stories about his play this past week, you must be hiding out in a cave somewhere. Big Mike, the former Kimball High standout who is...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Hunter's Hornets Sting Kimball Longhorns 86-41

Hunter Thompson and the Pine Bluffs boys put on a show to behold in winning over Kimball this past week 86-41. The defending state champs, ran their undefeated season record to 18-0 with the win and...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Lady Longhorns fall to Hemingford and Hershey

A tough weekend for the Kimball High girls suffering losses to Hemingford and Hershey to leave them at 5-13 heading into the sub-district tournament play. On Friday night on the road at Hemingford, they lost 55-29 and in their final home game of the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

No state contenders for Kimball wrestlers

No state tournament qualifiers this year for the Kimball High wrestling team despite some outstanding efforts by the Longhorn squad, according to coach Wade Brashear. "The NSAA C-4 District Tournament...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Lady Longhorns fall to Pine Bluffs 59-36

The Kimball High Lady Longhorns were just the latest team to suffer a loss to the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets as the defending Wyoming State Champions remained unbeaten to run their season record to...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Kimball boys suffer weekend losses

Two more losses over the weekend for the Kimball High Boy's Basketball Team. The Horns lost at Hemingford 55-34 on Friday, and fell to Hershey at home Saturday night 73-44. This leaves Kimball with a...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Jock Talk

WOW! Hunter Thompson gave basketball fans a look at how a Division One recruit can play the game when his Pine Bluffs boy’s team invaded Kimball this past week and took home an 86-41 victory. It was their 42nd consecutive win by the way, as the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 9, 2017

Withrow brothers to compete for the same team once again

Kimball senior, Jaden Withrow, signed his letter of intent this past week to play football for the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers. This means there will be two Withrow brothers on the Tiger roster...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 9, 2017

Kimball wrestlers ready for District

The Kimball High wrestling team closed out the regular season this past week and head to District this weekend in Valentine. The Longhorns had two tournaments this past week, including hosting the 2017 SPVA Tournament on Jan. 31, and then...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 9, 2017

Kimball boys suffer pair of losses at WTC Tourney

The Kimball High boys received the number one seed and a first round bye into the 2017 Western Trails Conference basketball tournament, but along the way they stumbled and suffered a pair of back-to-back defeats to finish a disappointing fourth. In...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 9, 2017

Lady Longhorns lost to Gordon-Rushville in first round play

The Kimball Lady Longhorns lost to Gordon-Rushville 65-49 in first round play of the Western Trails Conference 2017 Basketball Tournament and failed to advance into additional play at Cougar Palace. The Kimball ladies were the lower seeded team and...

 

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